I've had trouble finding GameCube games that hold my attention lately, and I finally realized why: all the Nintendo games still use the text-based conversation systems, and I'm tired of it! I'm currently playing Paper Mario, a spunky little game with some fun features. But it's shackled by Nintendo's 20 year old conversation system, and there's not even the beepy-boops to indicate the speakers' voice style. So, once again, I'm mashing the A button to skip through endless bubbles of text. I'm presented with the "Thank you" "Shop again" "good bye" texts every time I buy something. Helpful the first time, time wasting forever after. I've been turned off, at least in part, by this aspect of other games, including Mario Sunshine, Metroid Prime, and Zelda:Wind Waker. If the text was consolidated into one single paragraph would go a long ways to making it more palatable. But I really want Nintendo to get with the times, and bring in full voice with subtitles, while allowing me to skip it if I've already heard 800 times. This system was fine two decades ago with the NES, but it seems antediluvian now. Is there any hope for Nintendo?